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No regrets for Reynolds

first_img While not slamming the door shut on a possible return to the programme, Reynolds, who says that she has no regrets about her experiences, believes the time is right to afford the opportunity to another individual, one she hopes will nurture what she considers the talented group of ladies in the Sunshine Girls programme. “For now, I think I am taking a well-needed break. I have been in the programme since 2005, and I think it’s time for someone else. There is no regret. I have done my time. I have done well, particularly with the juniors, and I did my best with the seniors,” Reynolds told The Gleaner yesterday. “It doesn’t mean it will always work the way you want it to, but all things must come to an end and I think that my time has come to say goodbye to coaching in the national programme. But it’s certainly not goodbye to netball because that’s my passion and I won’t be giving up my passion. “I always believe in these ladies. Whoever comes in to take over just has to believe in their netball ability and help them to believe in themselves; understand them and their lives in and outside of netball and try to work with them as best as possible,” Reynolds advised. “These are good ladies. It’s a very good crop of girls. You just have to work with them, respect them and you will get the best out of them. You have to understand that it’s all about working as a team, getting them involved, making them a part of the process.” The NJ top brass is expected to meet next Thursday to decide the way forward for the programme. The task of finding a new coach is likely to be directed to the technical committee. Veteran netball coach Minneth Reynolds said the time was right for her to step down as head coach for the Sunshine Girls and believes that the current crop of national senior netballers can lift the sport if given the right guidance. Reynolds, who has been involved with the national programme at varying levels since 2005, achieving particular success with the country’s age group teams, decided to end her contract with Netball Jamaica (NJ) one year before its expiration, following a somewhat surprising series win over arch-rivals England. Contrary to earlier reports, Reynolds’ most recent deal with NJ, which was signed in May 2016 under the signature of current president Dr Paula Daley-Morris, was due to run its course on December 31, 2017. The decision to end the deal, she says, was due to personal reasons. She also offered some advice to the incoming coach. “It’s personal,” Reynolds shared. “All things must come to an end whether it’s good or bad. It’s just that the time has come for me say let’s give someone else a chance.” Reynolds’ reign included a 0-3 defeat to New Zealand and a 2-1 win over England, their first away win over the Roses since 2007. Both series were played away. “Most persons would not have done what I did. I had a very young and inexperienced squad that I took to New Zealand I wasn’t afraid. Win, lose, or draw, I was determined to go to New Zealand.” ‘TIME IS RIGHT’last_img read more

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Big 2nd half propels Meralco over debuting Ginebra

first_imgAntetokounmpo thrills in ‘Greek Freak Invades Manila’ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube “Overall it’s just a great start for us. I’m really happy for the players they worked hard in the offseason,” Black added after his team rose to 2-0.Meralco also ruined the return of Ginebra center Greg Slaughter, who played his first game in 10 months due to an ACL injury.Slaughter finished with 14 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAllen Durham had another dominating outing and Meralco shook off a slow start to rip debuting Barangay Ginebra, 93-78, in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Durham bullied his way to 30 points and 24 rebounds with nine assists to power the Bolts, who trailed by as much as 11 early before a big third quarter got them cruising to a big win.ADVERTISEMENT “I’m very happy with our effort to night especially on the defensive end. We played good defense the entire game. A lot of people were involved with that,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“Cliff Hodge did a great job defensively today. LA Tenorio got off to a quick start but after that I thought Chris Newsome also picked up his defense against LA. I think overall it was just a great defensive effort.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’The Bolts outscored the Gin Kings, 29-12, in the pivotal third period where swingman Jared Dillinger fired 12 of his 17 points.“In the second half we played much better offensively, moved the ball better, started to make some shots. JD (Dillinger) made some outside shots for us and 3-point shots that opened up their defense,” said Black. Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnlast_img read more

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No sign of 2 escapees – Commander

first_imgLock-ups breakout Some five days after three inmates broke out of the Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara (EBD) lock ups, Police are yet to locate the two missing suspects.A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander, Marlon Chapman, told Guyana Times on Saturday the Police had received information, however they came up empty-handed after following those leads.He added that they have visited the homes of the suspects and relatives, along with other places the two escapees are known to frequent, but have not gotten any information about the whereabouts of either Ivre Hooper or Derrol James. The two along with Wayne Gilbert had escaped from the lock-ups of the Golden Grove Police Station on Tuesday afternoon.It was reported that ranks at the Golden Grove Police Station, located on the East Bank of Demerara, had taken a group of 13 inmates out from the lock-ups to the holding area for them to freshen up.It was during this exercise that the three suspects made good their escape via an opening in the western wall of the lock-ups. A piece of metal, believed to have been broken off from the lock-ups door and used to break the wall, was subsequently found by the Police.However, just before midnight on Tuesday, Gilbert, a 25-year-old murder accused of Lot 30 West La Penitence, Georgetown, was handed over to the Police at the Brickdam Station by his father.He was scheduled to be arraigned before a city Magistrate on Wednesday last for the murder of Rawle Rodrigues, which occurred on January 20 at the Stabroek Square.Meanwhile, 25-year-old Ivre Hooper is an armed robbery suspect of James Street, Albouystown, Georgetown. The other escapee on the run is 22-year-old Derrol James of Lot 131 Middle Walk, Buxton, East Coast Demerara, who was arrested on a simple larceny charge.Last Wednesday, the acting Crime Chief had told reporters that the breakout happened because of poor supervision on the part of the Police at the station. He believes there should be more ranks present at the station when such exercises are being carried out.As a result of the breakout, the supervisor, who was in charge of the shift, has been placed under close arrest as investigations are ongoing.The Police Force is asking anyone with information that would lead to the rearrests of Gilbert and James to make contact with the nearest Police Station or any of the Force’s emergency/hotline numbers.last_img read more

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Firms forced to sign non-disclosure agreement

first_imgNew Demerara River bridge…barred from protesting…as prequalification tender keeps bidders on a tight leash The Government has begun the process of prequalifying contractors to design and build the new Demerara River bridge at Houston to Versailles. However, firms will be kept on a tight leash, as they will have no choice but to sign a non-disclosure agreement before even being considered.The current Demerara Harbour BridgeAccording to the invitation for prequalification released by the Public Infrastructure Ministry, the list of prequalified contractors will be restricted to three. In addition to the non-disclosure agreement, bidders will be forced to waive a number of rights.These include the right to protest if a bidder believes an unqualified or undeserving contractor was given the nod ahead of everyone else. It was only last year that the Bid Protest Committee was set up as a final arbiter, for this very purpose.Ensuring the Government is protected from any further lawsuits from aggrieved companies, the invitation for prequalification bars bidders from taking legal action against the State regarding the selection procedure, evaluation and the final decision for the tender.It adds that “by participating in this procedure, you (bidder) accept and acknowledge the aforementioned and waive all rights in connection therewith including the right to protest against the decision for the shortlist and the selection of the preferred bidder, to claim damages against the Employer, its director or any of its affiliates and advisors”. Additionally, the bridge designs which firms submit cannot be considered the firms’ property. The invitation states that bidders waive their right to ownership of all information and designs they provide in the prequalification and bidding period.Firms also waive the right to any payment or compensation of costs they would have incurred in tendering, no matter the outcome of the process. As if that is not enough, companies can have their bids refused without any reason having to be provided.According to the Ministry’s invitation to prequalification, “The Employer reserves the right, at its sole discretion and without stating any reason, at any time and in any respect, not to award a contract following the tendering, or to terminate the pre-qualification and/or tender procedure. “Bid protestThe Bid Protest Committee has been in place since June 2016. It hears the valid concerns and complaints of bidders who are dissatisfied with the system and circumstances under which a contract was awarded. Even though the Bid Protest Committee was set up by the Government, it has not been afraid to rule against the Administration.In one high-profile case, the Committee had ruled against the Education Ministry in favour of local juice company Tropical Orchard Products Company (Topco). The company won its appeal to the Committee over the Government’s decision to award its supply contract to another company – from Suriname.Demerara BridgeGovernment has had a $146 million feasibility study carried out on the new Demerara River bridge by Dutch company LievenseCSO. The project team had included officials from the Demerara Harbour Bridge Corporation and the Transport and Harbours Department (T&HD).It is understood that the feasibility study determined the proposed location of Houston-Versailles was the most ideal. It was further noted that the bridge should be a low-level one with a movable part and three lanes.The completion of that feasibility study had paved the way for the next stage, the prequalification of contractors for the construction of the bridge. This process is likely to conclude by October 17.Floating at 1.25 miles, the Demerara Harbour Bridge is a strategic link between the eastern and western banks of the Demerara River. It facilitates the daily movement of a large number of vehicles, people and cargo.The structure was built in the 1970s, but was opened in July 1978 with the expectation of lasting only 10 years. But some 37 years later, it is still floating. It is not without its hiccups, however, as the bridge has to be retracted on a daily basis to facilitate maritime traffic. This has resulted in a rush hour and long traffic lines on either side of the bridge.last_img read more

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Poch plans to ruin old pal Pep’s Champions League bid

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham’s Mauricio Pochettino greets Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola © IKIMAGES/AFP / Ian KINGTONMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Apr 17 – Pep Guardiola’s bid to win the Champions League for the first time since 2011 will come under threat from his old friend Mauricio Pochettino when Manchester City face Tottenham in the quarter-final second leg later on Wednesday.Guardiola’s side must overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit at the Etihad Stadium to avoid extending their manager’s frustrating Champions League run. Guardiola is rightly regarded as the best manager of his generation after trophy-laden spells with Barcelona, Bayern Munich and now City.But despite having access to vast financial backing at all three clubs and coaching some of the world’s greatest players, Guardiola has only got his hands on the Champions League trophy twice in his 11-year managerial career.The Spaniard won it with Barcelona in 2009 and 2011, while also earning a winners’ medal as a Barca player in 1992.Some critics see that as a meagre return and the only flaw on Guardiola’s CV, placing more pressure on the City manager to lead the English champions to their first ever Champions League success this term.Aware of the harsh prism through which his European record is viewed, Guardiola went on the defensive when asked on Tuesday if he had extra motivation to win the competition again.“The Champions League is tough. We fail all the time. Sorry guys, I’m a failure!” he said in an outburst laced with sarcasm.“Not winning the Champions League in Bayern Munich was a big failure. What can I say?“Do I have to win it? No. The chairman said I have to win the Champions League three times in a row!“I didn’t come here to win the Champions League honestly. I came here to play the way we played the last 20 months.“The Premier League is the most important title, to be there every three days competing.”Guardiola’s mood throughout a rather tetchy press conference ahead of the Tottenham showdown hinted at the strain he is feeling as City chase an unprecedented quadruple.They have already won the League Cup, reached the FA Cup final and sit two points behind Liverpool in the Premier League with a game in hand.– Crunch time –Yet City’s history bid could evaporate in the space of seven days if they lose to Tottenham and then fail to take maximum points from Premier League matches against Spurs and Manchester United.“Definitely. If we don’t win these games we will be out of two competitions. I’ve had this feeling for weeks,” Guardiola said.City’s chances of advancing to their first Champions League semi-final in Guardiola’s three-year reign have been boosted by the ankle injury that has ruled out Tottenham striker Harry Kane, while midfielder Dele Alli faces a late test on his fractured hand.But Tottenham boss Pochettino insists his team still have a puncher’s chance of holding onto the advantage given to them by Son Heung-min’s first-leg winner.“It is difficult when Manchester City plays a final like they will in this game,” he said.“For us to beat them in the first leg was an amazing result, but the tie is still open.“What we have is the belief. We are going to fight and hope for a very good performance. You need a bit of luck in important moments in the game.”It is a tie with special meaning for Pochettino and Guardiola after they and several of their backroom staffs became friends during their time managing Espanyol and Barcelona respectively.“The challenge is Guardiola is maybe the best manager in the world,” Pochettino said.“At the same time it is nice to see them. We met in Spain when we played and managed. We have friends in their coaching staff.“I think he won 25 trophies. He is the most successful manager in the last 10 years for sure. For me, to win a title with Tottenham is a massive dream.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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DEAL AGREED! Swansea to sign Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston for record fee

first_img1 Borja Baston scored 18 goals on loan at Eibar last season Swansea have agreed a club-record fee to sign Atletico Madrid striker Borja Baston.The 23-year-old is believed to be due in south Wales for his medical this week as the Premier League club act fast to replace Andre Ayew, who moved to West Ham for £20million on Monday.Baston scored 18 LaLiga goals on loan at Eibar last season, and will reportedly join the Jacks for around £15million.The former Spain Under-19 international came through the ranks at the Vicente Calderon but has blossomed out on loan in recent seasons – netting 18 goals for Eibar and 23 goals for Real Zaragoza in the previous season.Baston actually began his time at Atletico as a goalkeeper but was eventually turned into a striker.He suffered a serious knee injury on his one and only league outing for Atletico and on his recovery he began to find himself moving away on loan.Spells at lower-league sides Murcia and Huesca were followed by successful loan moves to Deportivo La Coruna and Zaragoza before his year-long stint at Eibar.His goalscoring exploits helped the side finished 14th, having flirted with relegation straight back to the Segunda Division the previous season.Now he looks set to become Swansea’s new record signing, eclipsing the £13.5m it took to sign Wilfried Bony from Vitesse in 2013.last_img read more

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first_imgSouth Donegal Representative Squad – Finn Harps Under 12 Cup 2014 – WinnersReport by Andrew WilsonSOUTH DONEGAL WIN FINN HARPS UNDER 12 CUPSouth Donegal (Finn Harps) won the Finn Harps Cup for the second time in the competition’s 3 year history. The two day tournament which began in 2012 is used as a preparatory competition for sides entering the Foyle Cup. South Donegal (Finn Harps) retained the title after topping the group on goal difference after a tense final group game against Champions League winners Swilly Rovers.The competition started on Friday evening with South Donegal facing Sion Swifts. A mix of impressive attacking and confident finishing helped South Donegal towards a comfortable 6-0 victory. This was followed by Swilly Rovers playing East Donegal and the Ramelton side overcame their counterparts in a tight encounter.Day two of the competition opened up with South Donegal taking on East Donegal and although a well organised East Donegal team were solid in defence, South Donegal managed to force through to a 3-1 victory, Joe Campbell with the pick of the goals. Sion Swifts faced Swilly Rovers in the competition’s fourth game. A good start from Sion Swifts was quickly calmed by Swilly Rovers possession and clinical passing as Sion were powerless to stop Swilly’s attacks leading to a 5-1 win.This set up a grandstand finish to the tournament as the top two sides were to meet each other in their final game. The two sides served up a thoroughly entertaining though equally nervy contest as both looked to play free flowing football, however, both goalkeepers were on hand with important saves as the game finished in a stalemate. That result saw South Donegal claim the tournament victory, with Swilly Rovers confirmed as runners-up. This left just the 3rd and 4th positions to be decided between East Donegal and Sion Swifts. Although East Donegal took the lead midway through the first half, a well executed free kick from Sion Swifts gave them an equaliser in the second half as the competition finished with a 1-1 draw.Swilly Rovers – Finn Harps Under 12 Cup 2014 – Runners UpEast Donegal Representative Squad – Finn Harps Under 12 Cup 2014 – 3rd PlaceSion Swifts – Finn Harps Under 12 Cup 2014 – 4th Place   SOUTH DONEGAL WIN FINN HARPS UNDER-12 CUP was last modified: June 22nd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Finn Harps U-12 CupSouth Donegallast_img read more



first_imgDDTV: THIRTY six years ago today, Ireland’s soccer future took a turn for the better – Shay Given was born.So it’s time to say ‘Happy Birthday Shay’ from everyone in Donegal (we know he follows on Twitter!)Watch this video of some of his greatest saves.And leave a Happy Birthday message in the comment box below. The Young Boys In Green website has a lovely copyrighted interview with Shay today. You can read it by clicking here to download it HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAY! LIFFORD KEEPER HITS 36 was last modified: April 20th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAY! LIFFORD KEEPER HITS 36last_img read more



first_imgBREAKING News: GARDAÍ are at the scene of a house where a judge has ordered a couple to leave.It’s understood officers are stationed outside the home at Rooskey, near Newtowncunningham.It follows a ruling by Judge Petria McDonnell earlier today ordering Daniel Green – also known as John Doe – and his wife ‘Jane Doe’ now known as Marieka Green to leave a house they have illegally occupied for the past six months. The house is owned by a Mr Charles Reede, the brother of the late Sam Reede a Church of Ireland minister who died two years ago.Mr Reede wants to sell the house and give the proceeds to Donegal charities, but the sale has been blocked by the trespassers.Lawyers acting for Mr Reede have once again ordered the Greenes to leave the premises.But tonight the house has been occupied again. And it’s understood the adult inside is NOT either of the Greenes but a friend of theirs who is not subject to any court order.This has meant that Gardai have been unable to break their way into the property as the person inside is not the subject of court proceedings.This person has refused to come to the front of the house.The situation is understood to be ongoing and is the latest debacle in the case preventing an elderly man getting access to his own property to do good for others. BREAKING NEWS: GARDAÍ AT SCENE OF ‘JOHN DOE’ HOUSE SIEGE was last modified: October 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more



first_imgIndependent Cllr Michael McBride has commended the Donegal County Council for their vigilance over election posters. Michael McBride has praised the Donegal County Council for their vigilance over the positioning of election posters.McBride, who is running a NO POSTER election campaign, praised the Council for following through with their insistence that if posters were positioned in dangerous locations, then they would be subsequently removed.McBride raised concerns about the positioning of posters, after a number of complaints were made to him while he was out on the canvassing trail. McBride told Donegal Daily, “I would like to commend Donegal County Council for their vigilance in acting to compel Local Election candidates to remove their posters from roundabouts in the Letterkenny-Milford Electoral Area.“This is a prudent move by the Council as these posters are certainly a potentially dangerous distraction for drivers navigating roundabouts.“As we know, it is now deemed unsafe to even hold a mobile phone whilst driving under new legislation, and I would certainly say that dozens of large multi-coloured electoral posters ringing railings at roundabouts also represent a hazard with the potential for collisions given the manner in which they have been placed.McBride said he has seen posters placed at the Mountain Top roundabout side by side all along the railings of the roundabout. “Do my fellow candidates seriously expect drivers to attempt to read these posters as they drive?McBride praised the Council for removing dangerously placed posters last Thursday, and he said he has been reliably informed that candidates were lining up to reclaim their posters at the Council depot the next morning.McBride added, “I was disappointed to then see many of these same candidates then cynically replace these same posters on other roundabouts, thereby, in my view, showing contempt for the Council’s authority and the potential road safety hazards.“It seems certain candidates wish to force their posters on the public at all costs and are unconcerned about the consequences or the directives of Donegal County Council.“As everybody knows, I am running a poster-free campaign and this sort of behaviour certainly re-enforces my belief that I have made the right decision in doing so. McBride said he has yet to meet a single constituent whilst canvassing who has told me that they were sorry that I had no posters put up.McBride concluded, “The word on the doorsteps is that the only people in the Letterkenny-Milford electoral area who are in favour of plastering posters everywhere are the candidates who put them up in the first place.ELECTION 2014: MCBRIDE COMMENDS COUNTY COUNCIL FOR VIGILANCE ON POSTERS was last modified: May 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Election 2014:michael mcbridenewsNO POSTERPoliticslast_img read more